Translated from Japanese shii refers to the tree on which these mushrooms originally grew, "white Take" simply means mushroom. These little beauties are venerated not just because of their primordial origin, but because of the many health boosting properties they contain, discovered over centuries of ancient medicine. Having no roots, leaves, blossom, or seeds, shiitake mushrooms fall into a special category "FUNGUS" famous for their rich texture and smoky flavor, they're the second most commonly cultivated edible mushroom. Comparedwith white button mushrooms, shiitake are purported to have more than 10 times the flavour. This can intensify when thy're dried and reconstituted, by soaking in water.